Beach Sprints and Abs

The water was only 2 meters or so from the high tide line from yesterday, leaving Lynette and I a width of beach from shore line to the first clumps of vegetation of maybe 35 meters.  It was a 12 to 15 second sprint depending on how the slight hill and soft sand...

Cardio Day

No resistance training today.  It’s Cardio Day.  We went for an early beach walk, then came back and made our green vegetable juice mix, same as yesterday.  We’re now waiting an hour, and will head back to the beach across the road with water and a towel...

Bucasia Beach, Queensland

We’re a block from the beach in a quiet residential area 15 minutes to the east of Mackay.  The beach along this long, protected bay is approximately 7 or 8 kilometers long, and we’re situated just about dead center of that length.  We walked to one end...

Townsville, Queensland

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted.  Lynette and I finally got away the last week of August to begin a much anticipated and I think much deserved 6 week vacation.  The morning we left we woke to 4 inches of new snow. Good time to leave but it made the...

Saturday Songs

It’s a twofer today by, in my opinion, one of the best singer-songwriters of all time, John Prine.  The first is one of my all-time favourite songs, Lake Marie, which was never a radio hit, but a beautiful song.  The second is one just about everyone knows,...

Training, Mindset, and Life

It’s pretty easy to understand that there’s a link between mindset and what we set out to achieve in life.  Anyone who’s ever made a New Year’s resolution to get fit, only to break it a few weeks or months later, understands this.  Simply...

Training for Optimum Strength and Fitness

I mentioned in a previous post that I’m now in the best shape of my life.  At 54, and having trained for my entire adult life, this seems counter-intuitive.  How is it possible to be in better shape in my fifties than in my twenties or thirties?  The two-part...